This sock matches the weather here perfectly:The yarn is full of oranges, golds, and browns, and it feels so warm and snuggly. Look at those cables! I can’t believe it’s taken me so long, but I finally tried the eye of partridge heel flap. It’s almost like my standard slip stitch heel, except you alternate the slipped stitches on adjacent rows so that you get a checkerboard effect rather than a columnar effect. It results in a flatter fabric that should wear like iron: This has become my office knitting project now that I have the pattern down, which could mean for slowish progress. Home knitting time is reserved for that tangled garden.